Facebook just teased more iOS integration in a short post on the company’s Developers page amid buzz that it bought another successful company with an iOS app at its core.
According to the social network, it is working on a “major update” to the Facebook SDK for iOS that will launch soon:
We’re very excited about the Facebook integration in iOS 6 that Apple announced last week at WWDC 2012. We’re working on a major update to the Facebook SDK for iOS that will launch in the coming weeks. It includes significant new features and enhancements that make it easier to add Facebook to your iOS apps, along with support for the Facebook integration in iOS 6. Stay tuned!
There are no details on the update, but TheNextWeb speculated it involves the Open Graph, “allowing iOS developers to easily hook into your Timeline and its News Feed and Ticker products has become a way to send an app’s growth into the stratosphere.” The publication also wondered if the update would help developers launch apps in the App Center more easily.
According to another blog post, Facebook just acquired Face.com. The website previously developed KLIK, a facial recognition iPhone app, which CEO Gil Hirsch detailed to 9to5Mac exclusively last month. The app exhibited face-friendly filters akin to Instagram and recognition capabilities for tagging people. It relied on Facebook to recognize a user’s friends, but Hirsch said the potential to integrate other social networks was a possibility for the future. Now it seems Facebook is its only future.
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